welding course south ayrshire

Delivered by WB Alloys Ltd.

(Duration: 1 week/5 days, full-time)

23rd – 27th May 2022

Who this course is for

This free course is aimed at those who:

  • Are over 25 years of age.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria (are unemployed/under threat of redundancy).
  • Are keen to learn basic welding skills.
  • Are interested in finding out more about a career in welding.

What it’s all about

Welding is an in-demand skill which is needed in a variety of industries including aerospace, construction and marine – all relevant to the Scottish economy.  This course is aimed at providing an opportunity for participants to learn about the different welding processes, develop basic welding skills and see if this is something they would be interested in pursuing as a career.

The course is full-time (Monday to Thursday 10.00am – 5.00pm and Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm) and covers:

  • Health & Safety in the workplace
  • Safe use of equipment
  • Power tools
  • Gas equipment
  • Welding equipment
  • Getting to know the processes
  • MMA (Manual Metal Arc)
  • TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas)
  • MIG (Manual Inert Gas)
  • FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding)
  • MIG Welding
  • MMA Welding
  • FCAW Welding
  • Mini exam


Why it’s useful

This course will give you an insight into what it would be like to have a career in welding, helping you decide if this is an area you would like to pursue and develop further skills in.

On completion you’ll receive a certificate confirming you’ve completed the course.

Who’s providing the training?

Training is delivered by WB Alloy Welding Products Ltd, who design, manufacture and supply a range of high quality, high integrity products, for both welding and cutting applications.

The course has been established through a training partnership between WB Alloys Ltd with the Skypath Aero Training Centre, at Prestwick Aerospace Campus.

Course location

The course is delivered at WB Alloys HQ, at 70 Montrose Avenue, Hillington Park, Glasgow, G52 4LA.

There is free transport available to and from the location, leaving at 9am from the Skypath Aero Training Centre, Unit 2B, Bravo Freight Centre, 1 McNee Road, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, KA9 2PB and returning from WB Alloys at 5pm (2pm on Friday).

How much does it cost?

The course is funded through the National Transition Training Fund by the Scottish Funding Council and is provided free of charge to all eligible participants.

How do I apply?

Please send your CV to caroline@sky-path.org along with confirmation of meeting the criteria.

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

How to recruit

If you’re interested in employing any of the trainees on this course, please contact training@sky-path.org

Skypath Aero Training Centre has been established through a training partnership between Ayrshire College, the University of Strathclyde and Chevron Aircraft Maintenance. Other partners include South Ayrshire Council and National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

Ayrshire College
University of Strathclyde Glasgow
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south ayrshire council

Funded by Scottish Funding Council

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